There's Just One Problem with Milk: It Castrates its Hero

In his keenness to make Harvey Milk easily empathetic, Gus van Sant has stuffed his hero back into the closet. Harvey Milk was a famously horny man in 70s San Francisco, who combined political campaigning with cruising for men half his age. In Milk, he's presented as a serially-monogamous chap on a quest for The One.

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